The Constitution of Ukraine after the changes in 2004, 2010 and 2014, which took place in violation of the constitutional procedure, cannot be the legal basis for the effective organization of the state and society and it is doomed to be ignored both by the state and by society. Public authorities (especially higher ones) when performing their powers are often guided by political expediency and manipulate constitutional provisions. The constitutional provisions are but declarations and the constitutional governance mechanism varies depending on changes in the unstable political interests. Officials guilty of violating the Constitution did not bear any political or legal responsibility. Apart from authorities inaction, this is also due to the low public awareness of the Constitution provisions. More than 50% of citizens have never read the Constitution.
Besides, constitutional provisions contain a number of significant substantive shortcomings: lack of clarity of the democracy principle, specifically, the declarative nature of the right of the people to change and establish the constitutional order and the declarative nature of the constitutional human and civil rights; dependence of MPs on the leader of the political party (imperative mandate); discrepancy of the status of the President of Ukraine and the powers vested in this post; the constitutional method of forming the government laying conflict in its further work as a team; inefficient system of central executive bodies; weakness of constitutional justice; preventing administrative and territorial reform and completion of the decentralization reform etc.
As a result, the unstable and unclear Constitution is ineffective and cannot be used as the basis for much- needed social reforms, i.e. political, administrative, local self-government reform and decentralization.